Opening your eyes to Goldenrod

It’s Goldenrod time where I live. Maybe where you live too.

Goldenrod has the reputation of being an allergen.

While anything can be an allergen to anybody, this is not the plant behind fall allergies. Ragweed is the far more likely culprit.

In fact, goldenrod is not only NOT a “problem,” this abundant, easy-to-find plant is has a long standing reputation as a formidable healing herb.

Another view on Goldenrod

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A visit with Elder Bertha Skye

McMaster University is located in Hamilton, Ontario, an industrialized city on the shores of Lake Ontario, south of Toronto.

This is a description of the program there that Elder Bertha Skye is part of.

The Indigenous Students Health Sciences (ISHS) office is solely dedicated to providing services and supports for the academic success and wellbeing of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis students in the Faculty of Health Sciences at … Read more

Marvelous motherwort

A healing “weed” that grows free is just coming into its own in the northeast.

You can learn more about Diana’s course here.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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A visit with the woodpeckers

You can get more from Adam here

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PlantWisdom.org

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The Threefold nature of plants and reading the Book of Nature

The Threefold nature of plants and  reading the Book of Nature

A fascinating conversation with Dr. Thomas Cowan.

We found this video here:

https://www.gardensall.com/specialty-crops/

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Plant Wisdom’s greatest hits

This might be the last time you hear from me for a while.

There is a ton of life- changing information on the Plant Wisdom site.

I have put some of our “greatest hits” together on one page.

I hope you will take advantage of it and share it widely with people who need it now.

One thing we can always count on are the plants. We just have to … Read more

Nature has not closed shop

Our favorite restaurants, cafes, stores and places for music, worship, education and entertainment may be closed, but nature remains “in business”.

And what a beautiful business it is.

In our neck of the woods, the choruses of wood frogs are starting to emerge and of course bird songs are on the increase .

LearnYourLand.com is a channel we discovered last year and we love it.

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America’s rich and little known natural healing treasure

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An interview with Phyllis D. Light, author of Southern Folk Medicine, the first comprehensive treatment of one of America’s most valuable, but little known natural healing treasures.

You can order the book here: Southern Folk Medicine

You can get more information here about Phyllis Light’s work and The Appalachian Center for Natural Health

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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What do the colors of mushrooms tell us?

Another great video from the wonderful Learn Your Land website and Adam Haritan.

Don’t be scared of the technical terms. Every word you know now was once new to you too.

If you catch 20% the first time through you’re doing great. Adam packed a lot into this and it merits a re-watch or two.

Visit Learn Your Land website so you can subscribe directly.

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Burdock root chai

Click here to watch how to forage and prepare burdock root chai

After you watch Diana’s lesson, you might be interested in the Plant Wisdom interview with her. You can click here to listen to the interview.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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